Emergency Dentist in Chicago, IL
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Don’t Panic, Our Dentist Is Here to Help!
Are you experiencing throbbing pain? Swelling or sharp pains? These are signs that you may need to see a dentist quickly. Whether you’re from Wicker Park, Logan Square, Bucktown or any of the surrounding neighborhoods in Chicago, we welcome you to call our practice at 773-326-6778 for an emergency appointment. Read below about some of the most common dental emergencies and how to handle them.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency is an injury to your teeth, gums, mouth, or face that can be potentially serious. Ignoring a dental emergency can increase the risk of permanent damage. For all dental emergencies, it is important to contact our office as soon as the injury occurs. We can help!
What to Do During a Dental Emergency
Rinse the tooth gently and put it back into the socket if safe to do so. Otherwise, immerse the tooth in a cup of milk or warm water with a pinch of salt. Contact our office immediately.
Chipped or cracked tooth
Save any pieces possible. Rinse your mouth gently with warm water. Apply cold compresses for swelling and pain, as needed. Contact our office as soon as possible.
If a dental crown becomes loose or falls off the tooth, please contact us immediately for a replacement. Leaving the tooth uncrowned can lead to further tooth damage.
Soft tissue injuries
For injuries causing bleeding in the mouth or gums, rinse your mouth carefully. Hold damp gauze or a dampened tea bag on the site for 15 minutes. If the bleeding continues, contact us immediately!
Effective Emergency Pain Relief
Dr. Paul Anast and the team at Kimberly Smiles are dedicated to providing effective pain relief for patients experiencing dental emergencies. Whether it’s through root canal therapy, extractions, or same-day restorations using CEREC technology, our priority is to alleviate discomfort and restore your oral health as quickly as possible. If you’re in pain, don’t hesitate to contact us – we’re here to help.
Dr. Anast specializes in providing effective pain relief for patients experiencing dental emergencies. He prioritizes alleviating pain promptly, whether it’s severe toothaches, abscesses, or other sources of discomfort.
For cases involving infected or abscessed teeth, Dr. Anast performs root canal therapy to remove the infected pulp, clean the root canal, and seal it to prevent further infection. This procedure relieves pain and saves the natural tooth from extraction.
In situations where a tooth is severely damaged or cannot be saved through other means, Dr. Anast performs extractions with precision and care. He ensures that patients are comfortable throughout the procedure and provides guidance on post-extraction care.
Same-Day Restorations (CEREC)
Dr. Anast offers same-day restorations using CEREC technology, allowing for the fabrication and placement of crowns, inlays, or onlays in just one visit. This expedited process restores the function and aesthetics of the tooth efficiently, particularly in cases of damaged or decayed teeth.
Whether it’s a broken tooth, a lost filling, or a damaged dental restoration, Dr. Anast provides emergency repairs to restore the integrity and functionality of the affected tooth or restoration promptly.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the most common dental emergencies?
The most common dental emergencies include severe toothaches, broken or chipped teeth, knocked-out teeth, and issues with dental restorations like crowns or fillings. Additionally, abscesses or infections in the gums or teeth can also require immediate attention.
Do you offer same-day appointments?
At Kimberly Smiles, we understand that dental emergencies can happen unexpectedly. That’s why we strive to accommodate same-day appointments whenever possible. Simply contact our office, and our friendly staff will work to schedule you in as soon as possible.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
For your appointment, please bring any dental insurance information, a form of identification, and a list of any medications you’re currently taking. If you’re experiencing pain, you may also want to bring any over-the-counter pain relievers you’ve been using. You can learn more about your first visit to our Chicago dental office here.
Will my PPO insurance cover an emergency?
Most PPO dental insurance plans provide coverage for emergency dental care. However, coverage can vary depending on your specific plan and the nature of the emergency. Our team at Kimberly Smiles can help you navigate your insurance coverage and ensure you receive the maximum benefits available.
If I lose a tooth, can I get a same-day crown?
At Kimberly Smiles, we offer same-day crowns using advanced CEREC technology. If you lose a tooth or have damaged an existing crown, our experienced team can fabricate and place a custom crown in just one visit, restoring the function and aesthetics of your smile quickly and efficiently.
Can I do anything to prevent emergencies in the first place?
While some emergencies are unavoidable, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of dental emergencies. These include maintaining good oral hygiene practices, wearing a mouthguard during sports or physical activities, avoiding chewing on hard objects like ice or popcorn kernels, and attending regular dental check-ups and cleanings.
Visit Our Emergency Dentist in Chicago, IL
If you encounter a dental emergency, always contact our dental office as soon as possible. We can provide step-by-step instructions on how to care for your mouth, or we may ask you to come into the office. If you have any additional dental emergency questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!